MOTIVATION: who made these rules.
Rules are made to be broken. Break them with your strength. Kathrine Switzer looked at the men’s only Boston Marathon in 1967 and thought to herself, “I can do that.” And she did. Examine what’s standing between you and your goals, dreams, aspirations — and bust through them. Follow your heart in whatever capacity. Rules only control us if we let them.
MOTIVATION: “being” healthy.
To be or not to be? We all set goals like “getting in shape” or “being healthy.” But what exactly does that mean? Is it that we’re “getting” in shape or “being” healthy? Or is it rather that we have the opportunity to make healthy decisions along our path? Are we “being” or are we “doing” healthy??
Rebel yogi Tara Stiles weighs in on the topic…
Read her article here: What It Truly Means To *Be* Healthy via MINDBODYGREEN
MOTIVATION: yoga how you wanna!
You can still appreciate the rich history of yoga while interweaving it into your own life in a modern way.
Last night I had an AWESOME yoga experience with my friends Jake and Enrica (an awesome teacher who trained @ Laughing Lotus NYC) who cooked dinner while leading a yoga class in the living room/kitchen. Talk about amazing smells while inhaling and exhaling! Why choose between dinner date OR yoga class? Do both!
How do you YOGA?!
Introducing: Reebok Yoga (by reebok)
“Life doesn’t care what you look like…who you are…where you come from…
…Life simply asks that you join it.”
#LIVEWITHFIRE (by reebok)
MOTIVATION: throw away that scale.
We’ve been talking about it over here for a while now and now Tara Stiles is taking on the topic, too. THE SCALE.
This thing that’s supposed to know more about your body than you do. This thing that can control your mind, the way you see yourself and your mood. JUMP OFF IT! Nobody knows more about your body than you — we just gotta tune in.
Check out what Tara has to say: VIDEO: Throw Away the Scale (by TaraStilesYoga)
**BONUS - Tara walks us through her typical weekly grocery shopping — this healthy & fit chick knows what’s up. Also she baked you cookies. #eatrealfood
No matter where you are, how much or little time you have, you can squeeze this full body yoga quickie session in under 10 minutes flat. Boom. Thanks to @tarastiles for making yoga so accessible, cool and no big deal — which ya know, is a very big deal.
I was very close to sitting on the couch for the duration of my Saturday thanks to a Thanksgiving leftovers hangover and yoga studio holiday schedules. But a quick google search offered up unlimited yoga for free! How about that. Hooray interwebs! We literally have NO EXCUSES anymore. A great sweat is literally a click away for exactly $0. Get moving. Get sweaty. Get awesome.
And oh yeah, get your yoga on by clicking above.
Yoga video via Tara Stiles’ YouTube channel.
dailyMYB: DO IT WHERE & HOW YOU WANNA.
Take 10 minutes or two hours. Do it in your pajamas. Squeeze it in between meetings. Heck, do it straight up right in the middle of your living room.
Working out - do it where and how you wanna. This whole “exercise” thing is kind of silly when you think about it. Our bodies were made to move, function and work hard. But in order to “go workout” we often feel that we need the perfect outfit, the exact right accessories, the optimal spot in the best class, the nicest gym… Sure, all that is nice. But you don’t NEED it to get your sweat on.
Don’t ditch your workout completely just because you can’t get your favorite bike at the exact right cycling class at the exact right time with the exact right teacher for a full 90 minute sweat. Do something else. Take 45 minutes. Take 15. Bust out some yoga in the morning. Dip into the FREE treasure-trove that is Nike Training Club and get a solid 15, 30 minutes in. Go for a quick jog—2 miles or 12, it’s still a solid run.
Whatever you do, do SOMETHING and do something you like. Just keep doing it. Anywhere, anyhow.
VIDEO via tarastileseats: Morning Hotel Yoga in London.
MOTIVATION: yoga for everyone.
“Yoga for everyone” isn’t exactly how most people look at yoga. @tarastiles is trying to change all that. Check out this awesome HEARTLAND YOGI video about Tara heading back to her hometown to throw a Yoga party.
Yoga Where You Least Expect It: Heartland Yogi With Tara Stiles (by LivestrongWoman)
“Today’s Challenge: Find the Ease. Whether a movement is difficult or simple, move with ease. Whether a circumstance is pleasant or trying, find the ease. Whether your schedule is light or over-booked, move through your day with ease.”
(photo and quote via Tara Stiles)
MOTIVATION: balancing both sides on any issue.
Response from yogi Tara Stiles to the New York Times article about “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body.”
Has the recent New York Times article about “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body” created a lot of controversy in the yoga world? Yes. Are we still talking about it, despite the fact that it turned our Kombucha-filled stomachs? Yes. This isn’t the first time the ancient practice has come under fire and scrutiny, nor the first time we’ve all debated the “correct” way to practice. So to find out whyWilliam J. Broad‘s screed against yoga has caused so much controversy, we talked to Tara Stiles–named the “yoga rebel” by the New York Times just last year.
Here’s what she has to say about how not to wreck your body on the yoga mat: “Moving Beyond Religion and into Yoga.”
MOTIVATION: yoga solutions.
Yoga can be intimidating and as it pops up in more places, takes on more varieties and evolves into more diverse philosophies every single day it seems, there can be lost of questions. Check out Tara Stiles’s Yoga Solutions!
VIDEO: The Yoga Solution is a weekly series that offers fun and simple ways for yoga to help improve your life. Whether you’re new to yoga or have been practicing for years, Tara’s easy-to-follow and approachable manner will guide you towards living well every day.
Subscribe for new episodes of The Yoga Solution every Friday:http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=livestrongwoman
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via tarastileseats: The Yoga Solution!